World Battlefronts: Lull, Attack, Lull

The manpower ratio was approximately constant: Douglas MacArthur's 20,000 men against the Jap's 150,000-200,000. The technique was approximately the same: a lull, then a fierce, full-strength Japanese attack against some point on one of the smallest fronts of World War II. The outcome was hearteningly familiar: after three days of intensive attack last week, the Jap retired to catch his breath, to count his heavy casualties, to scheme up an-(continued on p. 26) other go at Bataan Peninsula's defenders.

Like its ten predecessors, it was a busy week for Douglas MacArthur and his...